Bring A Little Joy With Fannie May

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As a long time fan of Fannie May I consider myself an ambassador. We were given samples of the candy described below. We were not financially compensated for this review. You can always be assured that our comments and reviews are our honest opinions and reflect our experience.

 

If you’re like me you could use a little happiness right now. Seems that everywhere you turn there’s disagreement, hostility and even hate.

Although I do not advocate sticking your head in the sand and hoping everything will get better on its own, I do believe that you have to actively bring happiness and joy into your life and the lives of others everyday.

Hereare a few things that I do to make my world a better place each day.

Gratitude List Food Travelist

Take the time to be thankful.

 

Gratitude List

Each morning before I start my day I take out a pretty little notebook, favorite pen and write down five things for which I’m grateful. Sometimes they’re really simple and fun like, “I’m thankful for my kitties, who love me unconditionally.” Other times their more serious like, “Thanks for my speedy recovery from pneumonia.” Just taking the time to acknowledge all my blessings centers me for the day.

Say Thank You

I take the time to thank people when they help me. Sound simple? It is. Next time you’re in the grocery store try saying thanks to your checker or bagger and see what happens. Typically they smile or start up a conversation. There’s nothing better than unexpected connections and making someone’s day just a little better.

Get Involved

Tired of all the complaining? Yours and everyone else’s? Get active and do something to help. Volunteer at a homeless shelter, email your government officials or offer up your talents to help organize people to get something done. You’ll be surprised how even the smallest effort will net big results and make you feel a bit better.

Share A Kindness

Open a door for someone who has their hands full, bring a pot of soup over to a sick neighbor, call a friend you’ve been thinking about lately. Making connections with people will restore your faith in mankind.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This “holiday” brings mixed emotions for a lot of people. The day is intended for people to express their love for their significant other. However, do you remember, like me, back in school days when you would bring cards and candy for your many school mates and friends. Picking out just the right card or candy was so much fun.

How about trying that again? Pick out some folks in your life that might need a little pick me up. Could be your mail delivery person, a neighbor or someone you don’t see very often. Send them a card and a little treat. Think about the huge smile they will have on their face when they open their Valentine’s Day surprise from you.

May I suggest including something sweet from my friends at Fannie May? I’ve been a Fannie May fan since I was a kid. Fannie May is a Chicago classic. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my Grandmother traveling to our house. I would run to the bus stop to meet her. She’d be schlepping shopping bags filled with goodies from her local bakery and candy from Fannie May. I would squeal with delight when I opened my own little box of dark chocolate butter creams. Frankly, I still do.

Here are just a few goodies that you can order online and there’s plenty more to choose from at FannieMay.com.

Fannie May Pixies and Dixies

Fannie May Pixies and Dixies

 

Fannie May Pixies and Dixies

This delightful heart shaped box pairs two Fannie May’s favorites. Pixies are crunchy pecans and caramel drenched in Fannie May’s iconic milk chocolate.  Here they’re paired with another perennial favorite, Dixies, which are Fannie May buttery caramels covered in fresh pecans.

 

Fannie May Chocolate Bar Gift Set

Fannie May Chocolate Bar Gift Set

 

Chocolate Bar Gift Set

A gift of 9 premium Fannie May milk chocolate bars is a terrific way to show someone how special they are to you. Another way to spread the love around is to buy a set and hand a sweet chocolate bar to people you meet throughout the day, who could use a little sweetness or a kind and tasty reward.

No matter how you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day, be sure to take a moment and treat yourself. You can’t make others happy unless you’re happy too.

I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Let me know how you plan to bring a little joy into the world in the comments below.

 

41 Responses to Bring A Little Joy With Fannie May

  1. LaShawn Reply

    February 5, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    This was a great post! I’ve never had Fanny May chocolate, but I’m always looking for good chocolate!

  2. Doreen Pendgracs Reply

    February 5, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Sue! I would love to taste those Pixies and Dixies. Caramel and pecans are 2 of my favourite things with chocolate. I will have to get in touch with Fanny May and see if they’ll send me some. Thx for the tip!

  3. rika Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I have never tried this brand! I love chocolate and have been passing chocolate as a gift to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  4. Judy Freedman Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    My mom liked those chocolates when we were growing up.

  5. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    The idea of writing in a gratitude list each morning is a great idea. Smiling at a stranger can literally change that person’s day. Fannie May Pixies and Dixies look so good. I am going to have to check them out for a Valentine’s Day gift. Thanks for sharing the tips and the sweets.

  6. Carole Terwilliger Meyers Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve never eaten a Fannie May candy, but I love See’s out here on the West Coast. The candies appear to be very similar. I have heard that the two companies are related. Do you know if that is true?

  7. Chubskulit Rose Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    These would be great to receive for the Love month. Those chocolates looks tempting!

  8. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go Reply

    February 1, 2017 at 6:01 am

    There was always something magical about receiving one of those prettily wrapped, red cardboard boxes filled with chocolates and the surprise of tasting the assorted goodies! Besides the total awesomeness of chocolate itself, there was always a warm glow in receiving or showing love and caring. I love all your ideas about making your day better as well as practicing kindness towards others and giving back. They all help make the world a little bit more positive, especially in these uncertain times.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Anita! Those pretty heart shaped boxes are certainly a treat especially when filled with your favorite chocolates.

  9. Stephanie Pass Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    These are just perfect for Valentine’s Day, especially for the chocolate lovers. It looks so good!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:06 am

      And they’re delicious! Thanks for stopping by Stephanie!

  10. Claudia Krusch Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    The Chocolate Bar gift set looks so delicious. I love to get chocolate as a gift. I will have to give them a try.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:06 am

      They really are Claudia, rich and creamy chocolate oh my!

  11. Bella Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    These are great ways to ensure a fantastic day! Making an effort to have a good day makes things a lot brighter.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Hi Bella! Sometimes just sharing a smile can brighten someones day. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I have never heard of Fannie May. How is this possible??? I love that cute candy bar gift set! Will have to check them out and maybe surprise my daughter!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:08 am

      What!?!?! We’re glad we could make the introduction Jacqui. Your daughter is one lucky little girl.

  13. Pam Wattenbarger Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I have never had Fannie May chocolate before but now I want to. These are great ways to bring a little joy into people’s lives.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Hi Pam! Yes definitely go check them out. We know you’ll be impressed. Enjoy!

  14. candy Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Good all Fanny May and their great tasting candy. Can’t go wrong when you show up and give some of these delicious candy

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

      You’ve got that right Candy!

  15. Paula Schuck Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I love those! Fannie May chocolates are a delicious gift for anyone, and they’re a great way to share a little joy. I love it.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Totally agree Paula! Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Katie Kinsley Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I try to say thank you as much as I can. Life lately seem very stressful and I have a hard time finding a common ground on subjects that don’t relate to politics.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Hi Katie! I hear you. Sometimes it best just to leave well enough along and take a little break. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Jeanette Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 10:20 am

    This will be a fun gift to give my husband! He is the chocoholic in our family. These are all such cute ideas.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Hi Jeanette, I’m sure he’d love them!

  18. Christy Maurer Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I love spreading kindness whenever I can! Sometimes it is difficult because we all get in our crabby moods! Fannie May would be a great way to spread it around! Someone can do that for me lol!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:12 am

      You know it Christy!

  19. Franc Ramon Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Acts of kindness can really warm the heart. These goodies looks tasty and can really make people happy.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Hard to be crabby when you’re munching on chocolate! Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Angelic Sinova Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

    I love Fannie May (especially their Pixies) so much. I vividly remember my sister and I always buying my mom a box of Fannie May chocolates for Mother’s Day, they’re her favorite.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:13 am

      What a wonderful memory. Pixies are certainly a favorite that’s for sure.

  21. Alli Smith Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I, too, think it’s sad that there is so much hate in our world. If everyone would eat some chocolate, I’m sure they wouldn’t hate so much. 🙂 Chocolate makes everything better! Looks yummy!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:14 am

      It sure does Alli! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  22. robin masshole mommy Reply

    January 31, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Yeah, so many people just don’t bother to say thank you anymore. It is really kind of sad to be honest.

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      February 1, 2017 at 11:14 am

      Time to buck that trend! Thanks for stopping by Robin.

  23. Janice Chung Reply

    January 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    That was a lovely post. I (try) to do Gratitude entries every day as well. Such a positive way to start the day. At first I thought, “Darn, we don’t have Fanny May” in Canada. Then I did a search. WRONG!!! We DO have those stores in Canada and in my town!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      January 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      Glad you liked it Jan. You can always order online – glad our good friends from up North can share in these fine candies!

  24. Ruth Johnston Reply

    January 30, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Happiness and kindness should be shared. Those chocolates look delicious. Definitely a name I will now not forget! So glad I read this article!

    • suereddel

      suereddel Reply

      January 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

      Completely agree Ruth! Thanks for stopping by.

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